CodeDomProvider.FileExtension Property

Definition

Gets the default file name extension to use for source code files in the current language.

public:
 virtual property System::String ^ FileExtension { System::String ^ get(); };
public virtual string FileExtension { get; }
member this.FileExtension : string
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property FileExtension As String

Property Value

A file name extension corresponding to the extension of the source files of the current language. The base implementation always returns Empty.

Examples

The following code example creates an instance of Microsoft.VisualBasic.VBCodeProvider. The example displays the provider name, hash code and default file name extension for the new provider instance.

         // Get the provider for Microsoft.VisualBasic
//         CodeDomProvider^ provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("VisualBasic");
         CodeDomProvider^ provider = CodeDomProvider::CreateProvider("VisualBasic");
         if ( provider ) // Display the Visual Basic language provider information.
         {
            Console::WriteLine( "Visual Basic provider is {0}", provider->ToString() );
            Console::WriteLine( "  Provider hash code:     {0}", provider->GetHashCode().ToString() );
            Console::WriteLine( "  Default file extension: {0}", provider->FileExtension );
         }

// Get the provider for Microsoft.VisualBasic
CodeDomProvider provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("VisualBasic");

// Display the Visual Basic language provider information.
Console.WriteLine("Visual Basic provider is {0}", 
    provider.ToString());
Console.WriteLine("  Provider hash code:     {0}", 
    provider.GetHashCode().ToString());
Console.WriteLine("  Default file extension: {0}", 
    provider.FileExtension);

' Get the provider for Microsoft.VisualBasic
   Dim provider = CodeDomProvider.CreateProvider("VisualBasic")

' Display the Visual Basic language provider information.
Console.WriteLine("Visual Basic provider is {0}", _
   provider.ToString())
Console.WriteLine("  Provider hash code:     {0}", _
   provider.GetHashCode().ToString())
Console.WriteLine("  Default file extension: {0}", _
   provider.FileExtension)

Remarks

This property is used by code generators and code compilers to indicate what file extensions should be generated or used.

Applies to